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Close Central Drive-Up will be CLOSED Monday, Aug. 17 - Friday, Aug. 21. during the DNC

It will reopen on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. HOLDS at Drive-Up as of end of day Saturday, Aug. 15, will be held through Wednesday, Aug. 26.

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Mitchell Street

The Mitchell Street Branch is the largest of Milwaukee Public Library’s branch libraries. The branch is part of an historic restoration and redevelopment of the five-story Hill’s Building which was once home to a department store of the same name. This mixed-use facility also includes sixty apartment units, eight of which are townhouse units that are located in the rear of the building.

  • 23,000 square feet spread across three floors 
  • Flexible open spaces
  • Expansive windows 
  • Increased access to computers and technology 
  • Modern, large community room
  • Designated spaces and collections for Adults, Children and Teens
  • High-tech makerspace
  • Cozy reading area with fireplace 
  • Weekly programming for all ages, including bilingual Spanish/English programs
  • Express check-out stations with self-check
  • Laptops for check out and use in the library and computer and job training classes in English and Spanish
  • High speed internet access and free Wi-Fi.


Free surface parking for library customers located on 9th St.